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Author Gerald, Casey, author.

Title There will be no miracles here : a memoir / Casey Gerald.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.

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Description 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary Casey Gerald comes to our fractured times as a uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides. His story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to see which of them will be carried off. His beautiful, fragile mother disappears frequently and mysteriously; for a brief idyll, he and his sister live like Boxcar Children on her disability checks. When Casey--following in the footsteps of his father, a gridiron legend who literally broke his back for the team--is recruited to play football at Yale, he enters a world he's never dreamed of, the anteroom to secret societies and success on Wall Street, in Washington, and beyond. But even as he attains the inner sanctums of power, Casey sees how the world crushes those who live at its margins. He sees how the elite perpetuate the salvation stories that keep others from rising. And he sees, most painfully, how his own ascension is part of the scheme.
Subject Gerald, Casey.
Harvard Business School -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography.
Yale University -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780735214200 (hardcover)
0735214204 (hardcover)

 
    
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